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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Location: MIT Stata Center, 4th Floor R&D Commons


6:00-7:30 PM Welcome Reception


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Location: MIT Stata Center, 32-123 Kirsch Auditorium


8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Registration


Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 AM

Tomas Lozano-Perez

L. Rafael Reif

Daniela Rus



9:00 AM                                   

Fifty Years of Robotics; Now the Practical Payoff

Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics, Inc


Tales from the Blocks World

Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon University


Dynamic Robots

Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics


Aerial Robots: Computing in the Sky

Russ Tedrake, MIT CSAIL


The Analysis Revolution in Genomics and Modern Medicine

Manolis Kellis, MIT CSAIL


10:30 AM - BREAK           



11:00 AM                                   


Akamai: From Theory to Practice

Tom Leighton, Akamai Technologies


Everyday Life in a Data-Rich World

Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University


The Evolution of Proofs in Computer Science

Yael Tauman Kalai, Microsoft Research


Quantum Computing and Fundamental Physics

Scott Aaronson, MIT CSAIL


12:25 PM - LUNCH           



2:00 PM

Towards a Theory of Trust in Networks of Humans and Computers

Jeannette Wing, Microsoft Research


Harmonizing Technology with Society

Latanya Sweeney, Harvard University


On the Benefits of Coordination – Before, During, and Even After the Fact! – in Differential Privacy

Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research


The Scalable Commutativity Rule: Designing Scalable Software for Multicore Processors

Nickolai Zeldovich, MIT CSAIL


3:25 PM - BREAK



4:00 PM

Time Sharing vs Personal Computing

Ivan Sutherland, Portland State University


The End of Moore's Law and the Future of Computing

Bill Dally, Stanford University


How I invented Ethernet at MIT Project MAC 1969-1972

Bob Metcalfe, The University of Texas at Austin      




Banquet Dinner – Cambridge Marriott Hotel - Grand Ballroom

7:00-9:00 PM

Recognition of Bob Fano

Entertainment by ImprovBoston


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Location: MIT Stata Center, 32-123 Kirsch Auditorium


8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Registration


9:00 AM                                   

Turtles All the Way Down

Greg Papadopoulos, New Enterprise Associates


Graduate Education and Research in the Information Age

Daniel Huttenlocher, Cornell Tech NYC


Some Surprising Lessons Learned while Creating a Real MOOC-based Masters of Science

Charles Isbell, Georgia Institute of Technology


10:20 AM - BREAK           



10:50 AM           

Small, n=me, data

Deborah Estrin, Cornell Tech NYC


The Right Thing: Things We Hit, Things We Missed, Things Still Left To Do

Tom Knight, Ginko Bioworks


Teaching Computers to See

Antonio Torralba, MIT CSAIL


Modeling Brain Connectivity from Functional MRI

Polina Golland, MIT CSAIL


Reflections of an Entrepreneur on Experiences at MIT Then and Now

Ray Stata, Analog Devices, Inc


Closing Remarks

12:20 PM                                   


12:30 PM - ADJOURN